P3 brings sunny days to Virginia economy

The Solar Foundation recently ranked Virginia second in the Southeast and tied at ninth with Utah for job growth in the solar sector. The commonwealth’s secretary of commerce and trade credits public-private partnerships for the economic growth. A P3 made up of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dominion Energy Inc. and Microsoft is responsible for a 20-megawatt facility.

More than 174 megawatts of solar have been installed in Virginia since 2014, and Gov. McAuliffe told the Augusta Free Press there’s more to do. “I will continue to work with our public and private sector stakeholders to implement policies that will continue to bolster not only our solar industry, but the entire clean energy sector in the Commonwealth.”

To see the complete rankings by The Solar Foundation, click here.

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